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Veteran NFL Analyst Ron Jaworski Has No Clue If ESPN Has Fired Him or Not
Over the past two months, ESPN had been cleaning house and firing a bunch of popular on-air talent including Ed Werder, Brett McMurphy, Danny Kanell, Dana O’Neil, Trent Dilfer, and many more.
Losing your job is one thing, but keeping it and having no clue where you stand with the company as your career is in limbo is another. Veteran ESPN NFL Analyst Ron Jaworski is currently going through the motions as he has yet to hear from his employer on if he is fired or not. At the moment, he has no clue if he’ll be on ESPN’s NFL coverage in 2017.
While appearing on a podcast with Matt Mosley and Ed Werder, Jaworski had this to say:
“I wish I could give you a definitive answer but I don’t have one,” Jaworski said. “I’m absolutely very grateful and thrilled to have worked at ESPN for 27 years. I still may continue to work at ESPN. I do not know what the future is going to hold. I still have a contract with them until May 31st of 2022, and if they choose to want to use me in some other areas, that is being talked about with my agent basically as we speak. So I’m a guy in limbo right now. But I do want to continue some broadcasting. I love what I do.
I still maintain my office at NFL Films and the film wonk that I am, I try to give the audience something that they normally don’t get. It may be a little bit drilled down football, but I think there’s far too much football on TV that doesn’t scratch the surface and I try to drill down and give the viewers and the listeners something they don’t get anywhere else.”
“The Matchup show was on the air before I started at ESPN. If I do it or not in the future it will still be a great show,” Jaworski said. “There was a time when people said, ‘The fans don’t care about Xs and Os.’ That is bull. People care about football.”
Hopefully he gets an answer before the NFL season begins so he can either get back to work or move on with his life.